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Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky. A member of the Republican Party, he is the Minority Leader of the Senate. He is the longest serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky history.


McConnell has supported several gun control measures put forth by Democrats, including the 1991 crime Bill S.1241 sponsored by then senator Joseph Biden, that instituted a national waiting period for handgun purchases as well as a federal ban on semi-automatic firearms. In 1998, McConnell voted for Barbara Boxer's Trigger Lock Amendment 3230, which required the purchase of a trigger lock with the sale of each handgun.


In addition to regulation of firearms, McConnell has also supported nuclear arms control initiatives such as the START I treaty, which he voted for in 1992, describing it as "an outstanding agreement".


McConnell is also well known for his opposition to campaign finance regulation on First Amendment grounds. He argues that regulations reduce participation in political campaigns and protect incumbents from competition. He spearheaded the movement against the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (known since 1995 as the "McCain–Feingold bill" and from 1989–1994 as the "Boren–Mitchell bill"), calling it "neither fair, nor balanced, nor constitutional." His opposition to the bill culminated in the 2003 Supreme Court case McConnell v. Federal Election Commission and the 2009 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.


In August 2007 McConnell introduced the Protect America Act of 2007, which allowed the National Security Agency to monitor telephone and electronic communications of suspected terrorists inside and outside the United States without obtaining a warrant.

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Senate Majority Mitch Mcconnell said Monday that the average American will receive a break as part of a push to reform the tax code, but ...
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Republican Senator Mitch Mcconnell has since suggested that social media and other internet services could provide the US with an ...

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Cleveland -Josh Mandel, the front-running Republican in Ohio's 2018 U.S. Senate race, refused to say today whether he agrees with ...
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"If Mitch Mcconnell cannot get the job done on this, how is he going to get the job done on the rest of President Trump's agenda over the next ...
Mitch Mcconnell, R-Ky., has been among those most resistant to changing how the Senate makes decisions. And therein lies the solution.
The drab White House briefing room is no place for a wedding, so on Monday afternoon, President Trump and Mitch Mcconnell headed to the ...
WASHINGTON -- President Trump and Senator Mitch Mcconnell, the Republican leader, tried to convey a sense of harmony on Monday after ...
An incipient populist insurgency to toss Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell from atop the Senate could falter for lack of an alternative.
The plain truth is that President Donald Trump is engaged in a political war with Senate Republicans. Operatives are mobilizing, strategists are ...
"I want to congratulate Mitch Mcconnell," McCaskill said. "He got his candidate. Mitch Mcconnell worked very hard. I believe Josh Hawley has ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell said Republicans will scrap the chamber's "blue slip" tradition, eliminating a tool of the minority to ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell (R-Ky.) is moving to head off a public fight with conservative outside groups that have become ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell said that Corker was "an important part" of the Senate Republican caucus when asked if he agrees ...
Mitch Mcconnell accused Democrats Tuesday of making excuses to oppose the Republican tax reform effort in order to antagonize President ...
Washington (CNN) The next step in Steve Bannon's scorched-earth war against Republican incumbents is an attempt to cut off money to those ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell, R-Ky., listens to remarks by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., during a news conference as they faced ...
Washington (CNN) It's only Wednesday, but this week will likely go down as one of the worst for Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell.
For Mitch Mcconnell, Tuesday was about as bad as it could get. A vulnerable incumbent senator, Luther Strange of Alabama, lost handily to ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell (R-Ky.), like many other top Republicans, has urged the GOP Senate nominee in Alabama, Roy ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell, R-Ky., joined at rear by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., tells reporters that he has spoken to President ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell is calling on the Senate's ethics committee to review groping allegations against Minnesota ...
WASHINGTON -- Senator Mitch Mcconnell has a well-documented history of showing little tolerance for sexual misconduct that he fears could ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell ranked dead last on a recent poll of senators' popularity. Exactly 55 percent of Kentucky voters ...
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Mitch Mcconnell, the Senate majority leader, was an ever-present ... They are replacing Ms. Pelosi with Senator Mitch Mcconnell, the majority ...
For years, G.O.P. mega-donors felt safe dumping millions into party coffers, confident that Mitch Mcconnell's skills as a master Senate tactician ...
Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell has sent a warning to Democrats that he'll ensure Gorsuch is seated on the Supreme Court no matter how they vote, signaling he's willing to change Senate rules that would lower the threshold for his confirmation from 60 ...
In the event that the House of Representatives ends up passing the American health care Act Friday, Senate Republicans' stated plan is to bring the bill to the floor next week.
Yet we should also take a few minutes to be angry, furious even, about the sad last act of this long political showdown, one that consumed, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell put it this week, "the better part of a decade." Consider this: Long ...
There's exactly one big winner in the Republican leadership right now: Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell. The Kentucky Republican, long known for his sixth-sense acumen as a political and legislative strategist, completely avoided the direct and ...
One key Republican Washington power player - Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell - emerges from the wreckage of Friday's GOP effort to overhaul Obamacare relatively unscathed.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell promised a "robust amendment process" when the House version of the American health care Act comes to the Senate floor for consideration.
Thapar is currently a federal district judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, based in Lexington, and is a favorite of Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell. Confirmed near the end of the George W. Bush administration, he was the first district ...
"I have a full and firm commitment, with many witnesses, from President Trump that he will use his political leverage, to go public and work hard to get the Mitch Mcconnell amendment passed, which just takes a simple majority in the Senate, and it ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell of Ky., joined at rear by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to reporters about the pending GOP health care bill following lunch with Vice President Mike Pence, Tuesday, March 31, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.


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